Alachua was established in 1884 on a railroad line, after the railroad had bypassed nearby Newnansville. Alachua got a post office in 1887 and was incorporated as a city on 12 April 1905, at which time it had a population of 526 people.
First National Bank of Alachua
City of Alachua Downtown Historic District
The former First National Bank of Alachua is located in Alachua, Florida. The bank was chartered in 1908 (unknown when building was constructed). It was bought out by Capital City Bank Group, Inc. in 2005. It is now home to a retail establishment. This is a contributing building on the National Register of Historic Places and a part of the City of Alachua Downtown Historic District.
Charter Number 8980 granted on January 2, 1908, and as of 2003 is Florida’s oldest National Bank. Only 4 large notes and 3 small size notes known on this one bank town.
- Florida Currency Museum Open Showcasing The William Youngerman Collection
- Recent Acquisitions
- Collecting Florida National Bank Notes
- Browse Videos of Florida’s Historical Towns and Banks
- Mr. and Mrs. Youngerman attend the inagural “The Value of Money” exhibit
Notes & Currency
- 18__ Fernandina $3 Obsolete Note
- 1882 $50 Jacksonville Note Charter #3869
- 1902 $10 Punta Gorda Note Charter #10512
- 1882 $5 Palatka Note Charter #3223
- 1902 $5 Key West Note Charter #7942